NYC Installation Takes Visitors on Panoramic Tour of Italy

by The Associated Press, June 28, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — If visiting Italy isn't on your agenda, a 360-degree video installation in New York City of the country's magnificent landmarks may whet your appetite.

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Called "Panorama," the wrap-around screen went up in Grand Central Terminal this week.

Visitors enter an oval room-like structure in the terminal's Vanderbilt Hall where they're enveloped by scenes of Italy.

Drones were used to take images of more than 200 locations.

The video takes visitors over the Roman Coliseum and through Italy's vineyards to a fashion show and a luxury car racetrack. It also features works by Italy's greatest artists.

The installation first debuted at the Expo 2015 Milan. It runs through July 20.

It's a project of the Italian Trade Commission and Ministry of Economic Development and the Altagamma Foundation.


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